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Nastasia Freyria

I am a PhD student in Oceanography, specifically environmental biology at Laval University, QuĂ©bec. I study the adaptive responses of Arctic microbial phytoplankton communities in the North Water and how environmental factors impact these communities. The most efficient way to understand how organisms are adapted is to have a sound knowledge of genetic capacity of … Continue reading Nastasia Freyria

Tina Soliman Hunter

I am a Professor of Energy and Resources Law at Macquarie University, but I was formerly the former Director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL). I am an Honorary Professor at the University of Eastern Finland and Murdoch University, and a Visiting Professor at the Biological Research Institute, Tomsk State University, Russian … Continue reading Tina Soliman Hunter

Anna Varfolomeeva

I am an environmental anthropologist interested in the themes of indigeneity, human–resource relations and multispecies encounters in the Arctic and Siberia. I grew up in Karelia, Northwestern Russia, and my passion for Indigenous studies originates there, at the time when I started studying the rare Veps language at school. Years later, I returned to my … Continue reading Anna Varfolomeeva

Olwyn Friesen

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and Weston Family Northern Scientist. I am passionate about, conservation, Arctic ecology, and parasite community ecology. My research is supported by the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. My research focuses on examining host-parasites relationships … Continue reading Olwyn Friesen

Kirsi Latola

I am research coordinator on Arctic issues at the Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland and the UArctic Networks Vice-President. In addition, I am involved in several Arctic and polar projects, few of those are mentioned below. I was born and raised in Finland where I also completed my Master and Doctoral degrees on plant … Continue reading Kirsi Latola